Learn to Cope Up With Cerbal Palsy

By: hunter
Cerbal palsy is a disease in which many parts of the body are affected. With cerbal palsy comes many chronic disorders that impair motor skills and normal bodily functions. The reason this disease occurs is due to defective development or damage to the motor part of the brain. You will find that people with cerbal palsy have trouble writing, using scissors or eating because their motor skills are very limited. Another part of cerbal palsy makes it difficult to maintain balance and sudden, involuntary movements are common. It also hinders ones ability to walk and/or run.

Unfortunately, people that have cerbal palsy also are affected by other disorders, like seizures or brain damage. Signs of cerbal palsy will usually start to show up in children before the age of three. Infants with this disease are very slow in their development and don't learn to smile, crawl, sit or walk at the expected ages.

To determine if a child has cerbal palsy, doctors will administer a series of tests on motor skills and reflexes. They will also look into medical history of the family and use other tests to ensure they are 100% correct in their diagnosis.

There isn't one common treatment that is known to work for all those that have been afflicted with cerbal palsy. Instead, speech, physical and behavioral therapy is used in different ways on different people. There are also braces that help balance people out and drugs to help control involuntary muscle movements.

There isn't a cure as of yet for cerbal palsy but scientists are working hard at developing one. Due to the extensive knowledge of this disease and the medical research, people with cerbal palsy can lead pretty normal lives. Learning to cope with this disease can be hard but it's best to accept the things you cannot change and if you do this, you will be a stronger and wiser person for it.
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